SEATTLE – While Washington has dropped from 7th to 13th in the nation per capita for identity theft cases reported to the Federal Trade Commission, many Washington residents still inadvertently put themselves at risk.
Attorney General Rob McKenna will visit Redmond on Friday, April 25, to promote identity theft prevention and assist the public in keeping sensitive documents out of the hands of crooks. Frontline will be on site to destroy sensitive documents for consumers and small businesses at no charge.
The event is part of the statewide “Guard It! Washington” tour to educate business owners and consumers on how to keep their personal data safe. The campaign is a partnership of the Attorney General’s Office, Federal Trade Commission and AARP.
WHAT: GUARD IT! Washington identity theft tour
WHERE: Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road NE, Redmond
WHEN: Friday, April 25, 2008
- Forum: 2 - 3:30 p.m. Register online at www.guarditwashington.com or call toll-free 1-800-646-2283.
- Shredding: 3 – 5 p.m. Donated by Frontline.
For more information on the tour, visit www.guarditwashington.com.
- 30 -
Contacts: Kristin Alexander, Media Relations Manager, (206) 464-6432
Janelle Guthrie, Communications Director, 360-586-0725